|The upper floor's floor|
I used a single sheet of foam-board for this purpose with two rabbets cut into it to accommodate the dividing walls of the ground floor. It would of course have been a much easier task to have just cut the ground floor walls by a centimetre in the first place, but it was another one of those problems that was par for the course for this build.
|The rabbets "Highlighted" with black marker|
All but two edges of this floor also had rabbets cut into them so that the floor would sit on the ground floor walls and the foam would sit inside.
The reason the two sides were left uncut this way was that two walls of the left-moist building had slight extensions to the outside portions of their walls and would act ans an 'anchor' point for the whole of the upper floor.
Once the upper floor walls were carefully aligned with the ground floor ones (and where necessary cut to size) they were all glued in place.
|The front view.|
The resulting structure can be seen in the photograph on the right
The most interesting thing that can be said about this model, so far is that you can see through the downstairs windows (bottom right)
I don't particularly like the basic 'box' shapes of most model buildings and therefore I off-set the right-hand building by about an inch.
|The rear view (fairly interesting imo)|
The rear also had to be a bit more interesting than just an plain back wall too, so as can be seen from the photograph the off-set building also juts out further than the others, whilst the centre building is much smaller than the other two with a walkway connecting all three.
There will of course be a stairway up to the second floor!
As can be see in the photograph two of the upper walls on the off-set building's rear didn't align at all and a minor bit of modelling was in order.
|"Ooooh look , doors and stuff"|
|Concrete and wood -- luverly|
More "thrilling" instalments of this marathon build next week and I hope anyone reading this is enjoying it a lot more than I did building it !
My other blog (HERE) features more gladiators for the arena, this time a w.i.p. on my Velites.